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Welcome to my October to November Mayor’s Report.

 

Dear Member,

Welcome to my October to November Mayor’s Report.

This month has been dominated by the build up to the Autumn Budget and continuing our work on the Hackney Labour 2018 Manifesto, both of which I cover in my report below.

As we approached the Budget myself and my Cabinet colleagues continued our work to lobby, campaign and highlight the impact of austerity on Hackney. As you can read below we have had some successes in areas such as housing, business rates and universal credit, but while the Government my claim that they are listening the Chancellor’s actions and interventions are much more limited than his rhetoric and the devil will be in the detail that comes forward in the days and months ahead.

We continue our work on tackling inequality and supporting Hackney residents to access new jobs and training, earlier in the month we marked London Living Wage Week and our broader work in this area was recognised in London Council's report: Promoting Successful Integration in London it looked at our leadership on community cohesion. Hackney a Place for Everyone and the Young Black Men’s Project (YBM). Only last week colleagues including Deputy Mayor Bramble took part in a conference to highlight YBM, more details can be found here: https://hackney.gov.uk/young-black-men and in the Hackney Gazette.

We also for the first time marked Trans Awareness Week which ran from 13-19 November continuing our support for our Trans employees, residents and the wider LGBTQI+ community.

Best wishes,

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The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for Oct & Nov 2017 can be downloaded here

PS I hope to see you at one of the upcoming #HackneyatHome or #HackneyonTour campaign sessions, further manifesto events or Hackney Labour Christmas celebrations over the coming weeks.

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – Oct - Nov 2017

Welcome to my October to November Mayor’s Report.

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Welcome to my September to October Mayor’s Report

Dear Member,

Welcome to my September to October Mayor’s Report.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Hackney Ideas Factory earlier in the month, an update will be going out to wards shortly, but we had double the attendance of 2013 and are now looking at over 500 ideas from across the party.

This month we have continued to put pressure on the Government about the devastating impact of Universal Credit, which is still due to go fully live in Hackney in June next year, I have written to the Secretary of State outlining my concerns and while we welcome some of the climb downs on supported and temporary housing we still have significant concerns.

Alongside colleagues we are continuing to campaign on police cuts, the freeze in SEND funding, the failure of the Government to fully commit to ending the threat of cuts in wider Education Funding, as well as the lifting of the Public Sector Pay cap.

Below in my full report I outline the progress we are making around increasing the opportunities available in Hackney for people to access jobs, employment advice, skills and training.

Closer to home I have alongside councillors, trade unionists and Labour members continued to support the Picturehouse LLW campaign and recent campaign sessions at Well Street and Hoxton East, this weekend alongside Diane Abbott MP I will be helping to launch the Cazenove Campaign.

Best wishes, 

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The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for Sept & Oct 2017 can be downloaded here

PS and don’t forget to get your tickets for Hackney Fireworks: http://news.hackney.gov.uk/fireworks-set-to-wow-hackney/

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – Sept- Oct 2017

Welcome to my September to October Mayor’s Report

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Welcome to my July to September Mayor’s Report.

Dear Member,

Welcome to my July to September Mayor’s Report.

I want to first thank and pay tribute to all those who put their names forward to stand as Hackney Labour Councillors in next year’s local elections and to those members that took part in the process. We now have fantastic teams in place in every ward in the borough with in an increase in our diversity and I look forward to campaigning with them in the weeks and months ahead.

Over the summer we have seen continued success in our schools, the formal launch of the Hackney 100 work experience programme, new apprentices recruited by the Council and the re-naming and expansion of the Council’s employment support and training service as Opportunity Hackney with Hackney Works at its heart. This is the foundation of my commitment in last year’s election to expand opportunity for all Hackney’s residents.

We continue to campaign on education, police cuts, business rates, acid sales and regulation, against the 1% pay cap and now on behalf of our fellow Hackney EU citizens – making good my promise to be a campaigning Council. Only today I was proud to join Cllr Jonathan McShane as he and Dave Prentis, General Secretary of Unison signed the Ethical Care Charter building on our work as a London Living Wage borough.

I think we were all inspired by Labour Party Conference and together we can now start work on Hackney Labour’s Manifesto for 2018 with the first event our Hackney Ideas Factory taking place for members on the weekend of 14/15 October at Urswick School. Please put the date in your diary and look out for the email from me and Labour Group.

Best wishes,

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The full report from Mayor Philip Glanville for July-Sept 2017  can be downloaded here

Report from Mayor Philip Glanville – July-September 2017

Welcome to my July to September Mayor’s Report.

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